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AMD Black Edition CPU May Not Help AMD-based Motherboard Demand

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Although AMD has launched the Black Edition Athlon 64 X2 5000+ CPU with an unlocked multiplier, some motherboard makers are taking a conservative view over whether the CPU will help win back market share. Although it is available for about $130, motherboard makers have no plans to adjust their current shipment proportions since they do not think the Black Edition CPUs will lead to any increase in demand for AMD motherboards. Currently, motherboard makers are putting their hopes on AMD's next-generation Phenom processors, but even so, they are not expecting to see any real boost in demand for a couple of months. AMD will launch the first Phenom-based CPUs on November 20th this year.

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#2
its sad to see people think like this but it makes sense...

mobo manufacturers are trying to cut/save costs i suppose & since C2D's have been out for a while & are selling rather well compared to AMD's offers it makes a lot of sense.

hopefully AMD will going & release a kick ass CPU to win back the market as well as its respect.
 
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Did anyone think it would?

I'd grab it if I was on an AM2 system already (and didn't have a faster chip), but wouldn't buy a new board for one. Not this close to the release of the Phenom and AMD 7-series chipsets.
 
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Did anyone think it would?

I'd grab it if I was on an AM2 system already (and didn't have a faster chip), but wouldn't buy a new board for one. Not this close to the release of the Phenom and AMD 7-series chipsets.
There is the kicker, especially when a good chance exists that the quad will not cost much more than the black box processors, especially the 6400.
 
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wtf does this matter? the next gen boards will run the black editions (and any other am2 cpu) what a pointless thread. "why no we're only making am2+ boards now" well duh! that's be like them saying they're no longer making boards with pcix 1.0 because 2.0 is backwards compatible. my 9month old nephew could figure that one out. lol
 

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Because everyone who would want a black 5000+ either:
1. Has an AMD motheboard already or
2. Already has a C2D based system, and says "F*** that"
3. Any potential upgraders will probably go C2D, unless
4. They are a diehard AMD fanboy. Not many of these.
 
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when the next gen comes and teh price drops ill cop one.
 

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E6400 > AMD 6400+ Black Edition :rolleyes:
 
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Tis the sad truth, I've now got my foot in the door to a Core 2 Duo system (bought a B2 stepping E6300 earlier for £1, and my old phone and MP3 player, lol). Since I hadn't seen the Black Edition 5000+s out yet, I didn't think thy were coming out here, until I started looking for motherboards, and saw they were on sale at scan.co.uk
Tis a shame, otherwise I'd have one of those on the way, if I had seen it in time. I'm not an AMD fan boy, but I do like supporting the under-dog.
 
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Because everyone who would want a black 5000+ either:
1. Has an AMD motheboard already or
2. Already has a C2D based system, and says "F*** that"
3. Any potential upgraders will probably go C2D, unless
4. They are a diehard AMD fanboy. Not many of these.
You are incorrect on #4 sir. More people hate and despise intel than you think (just like M$, etc).

You couldn't pay me to use a C2D (besides the naming convention that really pisses me off haha).
Intel execs should be takin out and shot. You would have to be smoking crack for a year straight to think that I'd even touch something as disgusting as an intel cpu.
 

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I plan on getting one unless the phenoms hit before I get the cash...
 
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E6400 > AMD 6400+ Black Edition :rolleyes:
benchies plz stop making assumptions thers a 1000MHZ difference in clocks there sir. and yeah i mean stock to stock, as you failed to put oced e6400 vs stock am2 6400. lol
that statement couldn't be farther from the truth, you mean e6850>am26400 lol
 
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E6400 > AMD 6400+ Black Edition :rolleyes:
Almost.... My 1337 A64 X2 Brisbane @ 2.9GHz > E6400 > 6400 Black Edition :p.
 

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it may for some users that are wanting Crossfire, I myself intend on the Black 5000+ and a 780/790 Mother board, since on Intel Side you wind up spending 400+ total for a good motherboard and CPU, beyond that they i believe have support for the first AM2 parts